Seven Dreamers Laboratories, which has developed the Laundroid laundry-folding household robot, raised $60 million from companies including Panasonic, Daiwa House, and SBI Investment.
3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule.
In this editorial, we look at how President-elect Donald Trump will affect the U.S. robotics industry through federal spending priorities, regulations, and tax and trade policies.
Machine vision isn’t just a matter of sticking a camera on a robot or self-driving car. The latest investments have targeted security, filling in blind spots, and more applications.
Whether you attended RoboBusiness 2016 and want to review the presentations or are catching up from afar, you can download the slides now.
What AI tips can businesses take from President Obama’s recent interview on artificial intelligence, robotics, and other advanced technologies? There’s more to AI than national security concerns.
Flexibility was the watchword for collaborative robotics and industrial automation at the IMTS 2016 conference, with ABB and KUKA among the exhibitors.
The latest RoboBusiness robotics conference offers lessons for about e-commerce, cloud robotics, AI, and more that executives should heed now.
FANUC and Cisco have together launched what appears to be a true component of the Factory of the Future. It’s still early yet, but the advance notices are eye-popping. FANUC claims to have saved its customers up to $70 million in “saved” downtime.
Editor’s note: With his Robotics Business Review research report coming to our lists this month, our European editor, Andrew Williams, on station in Cardiff, Wales, offers up a bit of a preview to: The Industrial Internet of Things: Putting It All Together. Andrew’s research report will accompany our webcast of the same title, airing December…
Google wants to democratize the development of SLAM technology by releasing an open-source version of its Cartographer mapping library.
At Ceatec 2016, Japan’s biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
Toyota Research Institute CTO James Kuffner said at RoboBusiness that cloud robotics, improving sensors, and strategic partnerships will lead not only to safer cars, but also to general-purpose robots.
Pitchfire, the “Shark Tank” of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here’s a sneak peek at each finalist.
We like to call it the “Shark Tank” of robotics. Pitchfire takes place tonight at RoboBusiness 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. Fifteen robotics startups will have two minutes each to pitch their product to a panel of judges and to a packed room of industry colleagues. The winner of Pitchfire, which is sponsored…
General Electric has continued its investments to become a “digital industrial company,” as it bids on Arcam and SLM Solutions for their 3D metals printing capabilities.
Like the afternoon Soaps, partnerships in driverless technology seem never a sure thing but are always exciting
Elad Inbar, CEO of RobotLAB, joins The Robotics Trends Show Podcast to discuss why robots and new curriculum developed for grades K-12 improve student engagement in core subjects like reading writing and math.
RoboBusiness & Silicon Valley Robotics to host first-ever Venture Capitalist (VC) Office Hours.
Continuing to break new ground, RoboBusiness is now accepting registrations from robotics startup companies interested in meeting with representatives from over 28 leading investment companies at its inaugural VC Office Hours event. Scheduled meetings will take place throughout day one of the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo running September 28 – 29 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
Even if Amazon Echo is secure, many IoT devices are not. Some security experts are concerned about hacking, government access and who exactly is receiving all this consumer data.
Taiwanese industry is a unique blend of offshore investments and affordable technology manufacturing, helping the country set its sights on robotics leadership in Asia.
iRobot’s Roomba 960 robot vacuum is a cheaper version of the Roomba 980 that launched earlier this year. Here’s a comparison of the two robot vacuums.
Delphi has partnered with the Singapore Land Transport Authority in one of the first real-world tests of self-driving rides on demand.
The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum goes on sale in the United States on August 1, 2016 for $999. iRobot, which has dominated the robot vacuum market since 2002, isn’t worried about the stiff competition.